Unique Trips

Where to? Luxury Travel With Purpose

Finding destination inspiration as the world reopens its borders What does luxury travel look like in 2022? As the pandemic-battered travel industry springs back to life, two things are certain: Nothing will…

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli Springs into Season

Often overlooked—yet less than a three-hour drive from Athens—Porto Heli is home to striking sunsets over the Argolic Gulf, attracting the country’s movers and shakers, business titans and glitterati, who come to their…

Coco’s Place: Fashionable Ritz Paris Reigns

Decades ago, Ernest Hemingway quipped “When in Paris, the only reason to not stay at the Ritz is if you can’t afford it.” Legendarily, the writer also dreamed of the hotel at…

Snow Bound: Tempting Round-the-World Ski Resorts for 2022

There’s a comfort in routine. That may be why so many skiers return again and again each year to their favorite ski resorts. At our preferred winter wonderlands, we know the fastest…

A New You: Spas Visits to Jump Start Your Reset in 2022

It’s a cliché, but in the new year, we all ponder the opportunity to redefine ourselves. It’s as if the calendar gives us permission to recalibrate, even nudging us, sometimes, to make…

Sonoma Valley as Stage for World-Class Authors

Ginny & David Freeman, Founders of the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival   Long before Sonoma Valley was a mecca for wine and food, the region was home to Jack London, one of the…

Rich Experiences: A Luxe Holiday Gift Guide

Because memories beat shopping carts, we love the idea of giving the gift of a special experience this holiday season. We’ve searched high and low (literally!) to come up with six special…

The Annual Lexus Culinary Classic: Experience Amazing

Gourmands, wine aficionados, and auto enthusiasts know that the annual Lexus Culinary Classic, held at Sausalito’s Cavallo Point, is never to be missed. The three-day celebration – at which guests are immersed…

Spa Suites: Not-so-ordinary hotel rooms bring the spa to you

“Walk with me,” says my wellbeing butler at Rosewood Mayakoba. We wander down undulating trails. In a soft voice she tells me to concentrate on my senses. “You must feel the power of the plants,” she…

Be Transformed: Spa to Immerse in Sense of Place

Before breakfast in a rustic chalet amid pine trees in Bavaria’s Ammergau Alps, I ease tentatively into a huge, vintage soaking tub. Not filled with water, it brims with decomposed organic matter, a hot, gooey muck…

Luxury Travel Revival

Experts Take a Look Into the Crystal Ball   Contributors: Fran Endicott Miller, Misty Milioto, Rosanna Stevens, Laurie Jo Miller Farr Some are calling it travel revenge. Others are simply calling it…

Villa Life: Locking Down in Style

By now you’ve figured out social distancing. You’ve learned to bake bread, studied new languages, and reconnected with childhood friends over Zoom. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a break from the…

Geothermal Goodness: Submerge at Iceland’s Top Hotel

  It’s a good thing that it’s dark.  Or, maybe it doesn’t matter because a layer of gloopy, white silica mud covers every inch of my bikini-clad body. In truth, nobody could…

Submerge For The Soul: Colorado is a hotbed of thermal delight

At Colorado’s Iron Mountain Hot Springs, a therapeutic, natural springs, set amid mountains in Glenwood Springs, near Aspen, I’m soaking in an infinity-edged, pool called Garnet, which overlooks the Colorado River. Suffused…

Luxury Takes Flight With Private Air Travel

Flying privately is more accessible, socially acceptable, and enriching than ever before. Once reserved for presidents and potentates, private aviation providers now court travelers with a wealth of flying options, more accessible…